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Benefits of payment by phone

In many ways, the telephone call is the ideal way to talk to your customers - because it is more personal, freeform and adaptable than any other channel. It is also the most dynamically expanding technology of our times. In the 21st century, people are...

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What the twelve requirements of PCI DSS compliance ask of your business

Card fraud is damaging for everyone; for customers who have to negotiate getting their stolen money recompensated, the merchants who suffer financial and reputational damage following a data breach, and even society at large, when profits made by these...

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Why you should care about PCI DSS compliance

If your business or organisation takes payment by card or handles customers' financial information, you need to make sure that you are PCI DSS compliant. It doesn't matter if you head up a worldwide retail giant or are a sole trader with strictly local...

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Taking card details over the phone: how to keep your customers data safe

It's an unfortunate fact that with the increasingly digitised nature of today's trading environment, there is also the constant spectre of threat from cyber criminals looking to capitalise on your customers' valuable personal data, with the number of...

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Achieving PCI Compliance with a remote workforce

A business has to place a lot of trust in employees who work remotely and take credit card payments over the telephone. The customers may be unaware that they are working from home and if they do, this could add to their uncertainty regarding providing...

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How to regain trust after a data breach

Any business can suffer a data breach. Despite what you may think, they don’t only affect large organisations. Its how you proactively react to very real threats of fraud that will determine how to regain trust after a data breach. Once trust is broken...

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Understanding PII: the storage of sensitive details

Personally identifiable information (PII) is any data that can be used to an identify an individual. This applies whether the data is sufficient to identify someone on its own or if it can be used to do so when combined with some other information. So...

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Credit card protection: Understanding the 12 PCI security requirements

“The people who establish the laws, acts, and regulations already did the tedious work; the rest of the process is just putting the Credit Acts into Action” (The Credit Repair Book). Unfortunately, for an SME, putting PCI DSS compliance into action is...

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Can a small business safely take payments by phone?

When you’re running a small business, you need to make it easy for your potential customers to make a purchase from you. And sometimes that means accepting card payments by phone. But is it safe to do so? How can you ensure that your customers’ financial...

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